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DOOM: FIRST PERSON SHOOTER AT IT AGAIN!!

DOOM: FIRST PERSON SHOOTER AT IT AGAIN!!

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By John Roisland

I was in my late teens, maybe even my early 20's when a buddy of mine lends me a game to take home to  play on my playstation, a game that would change my life forever, a game called DOOM!

Growing up, I really wasn't much into RPG games, and platform style games were to boring and kinda cheesy looking. Now, Doom was a first person shoot, my favorite, and were the graphics in it great? Hell no, but none of the games then had good graphics, or not compared to the stuff people are playing today.

Doom was brutal, bloody, dark and I loved it! Where the hell else could you play a game and find bloody pentagrams and 666 written on walls? The game play wasn't bad, and the bosses were pretty damn hard to kill. Upon starting the game, you could choose your difficulty level, and I tell you what, if I choose the hardest setting, I wouldn't last a minute of game play, it was totally insane!  Over the years, a few Doom title games were released, graphics got better, as did the game play.

Well, due out in May of 2016 DOOM is being brought back by id software, the same folks who originally gave us this little ball of joy. 

Now as I've mentioned in other reviews I've done, I don't get to play nearly as much as I would like to anymore. I was never really a gamer, but I knew what I liked. And this looks fucking amazing! The graphics look incredible and from what I have seen, it looks brutal as hell!!! There have only been a few titles over the last few years that I actually have ponied up the cash for, and this might very well be one of them.

In Doom, game play moves fairly fast, I just hope that that wont shorten the game as well. But alas, another first person shooter! To me, there isn't anything better than playing a game where you are looking down the barrel of a gun, and blowing someone's head off....always a good time to me! GTA can suck it, give me a good shooter any day!

Keep your eyes out for this one, coming to us in May. I know I will be! 

 

Keep It Evil.

 

 

 

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GAME REVIEW: Dead Island

GAME REVIEW: Dead Island

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By : John Roisland

For a while there I was pretty big into video games. But time gets away from ya, kids take over your consoles, etc. Dead Island was one of the last games I picked up for myself during that time frame. This was a title I had been waiting for!

Brought to us by the folks over at Techland and released in September of 2011, Dead Island brought RPG (role playing game) to life using the dead....or in this case, the undead. The basis, well...they're all pretty much the same aren't they...an outbreak.

This time, you're on a beautiful tropical island at a paradise resort. At the beginning of the game, you are given the option to choose your character, all of course having different strengths and weaknesses. I personally always played as Sam B: a gangster wrapper who gave the title track to the game, Who Do Your Voodoo Bitch. At one point I liked the song so much (lyrically) that I used it for my ring tone for a while.

You play through the game, meeting up with other survivors who ask you to complete different missions earning you more personal points. During your missions you will obviously encounter zombies, so you must arm your self with whatever you can find.  I always enjoyed a broken ore, or using a rusty street sign post. You are also given the option during points of play to make and use make-shift weapons.Also, finding enough spare parts, or bartering for items at the black market, you can also get vehicles running. Now, running over these dead beach bums, I will admit, is fun as hell!

The gameplay is okay, movement over all wasn't bad, graphics were pretty good, and the background scenery was actually very impressive! If you're like me, and you take your time, you can loot through almost everything you find: desk drawers, other peoples luggage, finding anything from batteries, to deodorant, to money. You learn quickly what you can use, and what you can't use.

The game is HUGE!!! Honestly, probably the biggest make I've ever seen.  Now I'm sure some 13 year old who flies through GTA (Grand Theft Auto) could finish this game during a pep rally at school... but like I said, I like to take my time and explore, and there were a lot of options to do so in this game!

Zombies do attack you, but in all honesty, it can be a slow moving game at many points. If you're wanting to run a muck and blow the heads off zombies as you would in Left For Dead, you're in for a rude awakening.  The game isn't bad, but I actually put it in for a replay about a month ago after not having played it in over 4 years, and was almost put to sleep twenty minutes into gameplay.

It's not a bad game, and I commend them on their attempt at bringing us the next best thing in zombie/horror games...but it just lacked a certain excitement. Sorry guys.

4/10

Keep It Evil

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